The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is on hold.
 
On Wednesday (Sept.5), Alberta Premier Rachel Notley met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to talk about a plan to get shovels in the dirt. It was the first time the two met face-to-face since the Federal Court of Appeal hit the brakes on construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
 
Notley held firm to her statement in the brief public portion saying "this pipeline has to get built."
 
PM Trudeau called the decision a "hard blow" adding "we know Albertans were disappointed, as were many Canadians."
 
09052018TMX2Notley and Trudeau shake hands for members of the media.
 
Both continued discussion in a closed-door session after their brief talk with the media.
 
Last Thursday, the court ruled the Federal Government of Canada didn't consult enough with Indigenous groups and that the oil tanker traffic impact wasn't properly considered by the National Energy Board.
 
The Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce sent out a statement last week backing the Canadian Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Perrin Beatty.
 
"This decision is yet another example of how Canada’s broken regulatory system is undermining Canadian competitiveness and driving away investment," said Beatty.
 
In June, Trudeau stopped by Sherwood Park at the Kinder Morgan Terminal after announcing the massive $4.5 billion project purchase. The expansion project would nearly triple the pipeline capacity, to almost 900,000 barrels a day from Strathcona County to Burnaby.

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